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The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
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Oct 10, 11

Read from October 02 to 10, 2011

The Gardener was a book that I really enjoyed to read. I thought it was different that the story was told in a series of letters from Lydia to her parents. I could relate to Lydia in a way that she kept waiting for her Uncle to smile and I had an uncle that used to intimidate me when I was little. As I grew older I realized that he is just a little stern, but loves me so much more. I think a lot of young readers can relate to Lydia. If not, the situation of her having to leave her home because of financial reasons could open a new perspective for them. This book could be very useful in the classroom, especially when discussing the great depression, because that is the time setting of this book. I really liked the illustrations to this book because they fit well and the colors matched the tone. This book ended very happily as Lydia got to return home and she made her uncle smile. That kind of book just puts you in a good mood and I think young readers would feel the same.
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